Meet the Team
Meet Dr. Arthur House
Small Animal Surgery – BSc BVMS PhD Cert SAS DECVS
With over 20 years of experience in small animal surgery, Arthur is passionate about ensuring every pet parent is fully informed of all the options available and works with your pet’s local veterinarian to provide the best care.
Arthur has completed a PhD in veterinary research and has been published in a broad range of publications and peer reviewed journals. He is involved in collaborative research and regularly attends international conferences as a presenter or participant to ensure he stays at the forefront of veterinary science and the latest treatments for his patients.
Arthur contributes to undergraduate and new vet education around the world by providing lectures for groups such as the WikiVet Educational Foundation and structured mentoring programs for new graduate vets. Valuing the welfare of animals across the world, he also provides teaching in countries that are less privileged including Vietnam, Myanmar and Thailand.
Meet Dr. Alison Stickney
Small Animal Internal Medicine – BVSc(hons) MVS MANZCVS DipACVIM PhD
Alison supports pet owners and their pet’s general practitioner by providing a diagnosis and tailored treatment plan with the aim of returning the patients care to their regular veterinarian. Alison understands every situation is different and will always offer all options to ensure the client’s needs and expectations are prioritised.
Alison is committed keeping up-to-date with the latest treatments by attending international veterinary conferences and studying the latest research. With a keen interest in immunology and virology, she recently completed her PhD on the Feline Immunodeficiency. She has also published papers on her research and written a text book chapter on small animal vaccination.
With a passion for teaching and mentoring students and young veterinarians, Alison serves as an examiner for the Australian & New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.
Meet Dr. Chris Franklin
Small Animal Surgery – BVSc Cert SAS MANZCVS MRCVS
Chris is well-regarded within the veterinary surgical community both in the UK and Australia. His surgical experience allows him to advise his clients about all the options available to them and their pet.
Chris is focused on continued education for himself and others through lecturing and demonstrating new techniques to general practice vets all over Australia.
Chris is heavily involved in the Pug community, working closely with the Pugs SOS charity, performing vital upper airway surgeries on rescue dogs. He regularly helps the Starting Over Dog Rescue charity, Healesville Sanctuary and the Melbourne Zoo when orthopaedic help is required.